§ MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is a fact that no life has ever been taken in any district in Ireland under Major Traill's charge, and if such districts were then almost free from crime; whether Major Traill was warned by Government, three times within five months, that his assassination had been arranged for, and that he should never go about without police protection; whether he has any evidence in his possession that Major Traill's assassination was subscribed for in Joe Mullet's public - house, Dorset Street, Dublin, in 1882; and, whether the Government propose, in any special manner, to recognise his services?
THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
said: The Government greatly deprecate Questions of this nature being asked about public officers; and they do not consider that any good could accrue to 1100 the Public Service, or to Major Traill himself, by answering them in detail.
§ MR. JOHNSTON
Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman be good enough to say why he has given a different style of answer to me from that which he gave to hon. Gentlemen opposite?
§ COLONEL KING-HARMAN
Because it is a different style of Question.